Everyone should be able to
ditch everything and go on a soul-searching journey like Buddha,
Berjarak satu angkot.
|A:||Bang, ini angkot rutenya sampe mana sih?|
|Bang Angkot (BA):||Pondok Aren sana. Jauh, Neng.|
|A:||Kalo *sekolahan* lewat, Bang?|
|BA:||Wah, ya lewat.|
Yang belakangan ini menemani
Secangkir kopi yang dengan tenang menunggu kau minum itu tidak pernah mengusut kenapa kau bisa membedakan aromanya dari asap yang setiap hari kau hirup ketika berangkat dan pulang kerja di kota yang semakin tidak bisa mengerti kenapa mesti ada secangkir kopi yang tersedia di atas meja setiap pagi
Life is about growing, about being able to say that we went from here to there but I’m learning that that’s not always realistic. The more pressure we put on ourselves to change, to “grow up,” the …
Cause most of the time you just want to throw your backpack away while walk across interesting places or jump over the ocean.
You know when you’re young, and you drop a glass, and your dad says like, “Get out of the way,” so you can be safe while he cleans it up? Well, now, no one really cares if I clean it up myself. No one really cares if I get cut with glass. If I break something, no one says, “Let me take care of that.” You know?
Hide and seek. You and me.
Let’s play hide and seek. I’ll hide you until she’s tired and done seeking. Then you and I shall begin our new game.
A Romantic Flick
If this were some cheesy romantic flick, where they are now is a love story material. Too bad they live in a real world. But, it doesn’t mean that she’s not happy.
He with his works, their clicking rhythms, their talking, her silly behaviors he witnesses and everything passed every day between she, he and the cats they’re trying to kill. Each of those, she cherish with joy. You know, most of the time people forget to embrace jolly little things and tend to focus on bigger goal. They might not realize that a bouquet of beautiful roses, once just a tiny seed.
She might not count every minute they spend together, she’s no good at math, she simply just want to enjoy it. If people asked what it is, she giggles. It must be fun to define, but instead of doing that to answer them, she’ll just show her blushing face. Yes. she refuse to wonder if this is love or not. Yeah, it’s better to not talk about love at a time like this. She’s just starting to enjoy her life.
After all, what do words mean if we can make a better realization?
A friend friend of her wrote, love requires actions. She believes it’s true. But you know she has this bad habit of never take the first move. She thinks maybe she just hasn’t found the right person yet. But with him? She’ll consider. Maybe the answer still be ‘No’.
There’s something in him that tickles her. She doesn’t want to fall. She’s just so happy she doesn’t want to ask more.
(Written on Dec 9, 2012)
photo taken around 2010 at Trans Jakarta Shelter, Matraman